“Nothing in life is free.” Lakeyshia Crummel ’06 often heard this phrase from her single mother who worked three jobs to keep the family going. “One thing I never heard from my mom is that it’s OK to ask for help.” Crummel learned that lesson firsthand and today offers assistance to those who need it through her role as director of development at Brethren Housing Authority (BHA) in Harrisburg.
Growing up in a small, blue collar town, Bill Rothermel’s mother shared stories about walking with him in the stroller when he was two- or three-years-old to the local shoe factory as the workers ended their day. Rothermel would amaze those around him by naming the make and model of cars that passed by.
Whether teaching her second-grade class in south-central Pennsylvania or delivering new books to some of the poorest regions of Peru, Emily (Hutchison) Trace ’10 has a passion for helping children learn. Trace is the co-founder of Project Open Arms (POA), a nonprofit organization based in Chambersburg, that provides resources and volunteers for schools in the world’s poorest countries. The organization places special emphasis on Peru.
Dukes of Hazard was the rage when Mike Garland ’01 was young. He was so captivated by the series that he named his dog, Bo Duke, after the show’s fictional main character. As public relations manager at Carlisle Events, one of Garland's dreams came true when he worked with John Schneider, aka Bo Duke, during an event featuring the show’s famed 1969 Dodge Charger.
Just weeks after receiving her diploma from Ship, Sarah Komisar found herself on the other side of the country picking berries in Alaska.
When Komisar graduated in 2014, she was ready to apply her geoenvironmental studies degree, but she didn’t flood job sites with her resume. Instead, she looked to service as a way to diversify her skills.
Orange is a color that elicits joy, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity—all which perfectly summed up eight-year-old Owen Brezitsk’s personality. It’s no wonder it was his favorite color.
For Mark Brezitski ’85, orange is a way of life—a fitting tribute to his only son who died too young because of a distracted driver.